Does Advair Effect Growth in Children?

Patient

Q: Can taking Advair effect growth in a child?

Doctor

A:   Advair contains fluticasone and salmeterol and is used to prevent asthma attacks. Advair can effect growth in children. Advair may also cause bone/cartilage disorders, bone pain, cramps, fractures and muscle injuries. You may need to consult your doctor if you notice that your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication.

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